Indiana, sometimes known as “The Hoosier State”, is commonly associate with agriculture and the Indy 500 race and not so much with aesthetician schools, but there are more of them than you’d think at first! Placed as it is in the heartland of the US its state motto is “The Crossroads of America“. Along with growing corn and grain, IN also has a strong manufacturing sector. Indiana also has many important centres of learning such as the University of Notre Dame.

Lafayette skyline
Lafayette skyline

Hours of Schooling Required

Indiana has fairly strict policies when it comes to school. They require at least 700 hours at an esthetician’s school with classes covering basic skin care, makeup application, safety and sanitation, facial massage, and hair removal, just to name a few. Indiana doesn’t allow for apprenticeship hours to take the place of schooling. You must complete a registered program at an esthetician school or you cannot be licensed. Find a school below:

Getting Your License

After you graduate you must still complete the certification testing according to the state board. You will need to be at least 18 years old at the time of testing, have at least a tenth grade education, and proof of your 700 hour course. The Pearson VUE written exam covers a variety of topics including safety, prevention of accidents, and record keeping, as well as skin conditions, micro-dermabrasion, aromatherapy, and anything else covered in your course.

If you currently hold, or have held a license in a different state, you can fill out an application for reciprocity, as long as your current licence is still valid, you can prove the licensing standards were comparable to Indiana standard. Since many states do not have a 700 hour education requirement, you can substitute one year of licensed practice for 100 hours of education.

Continuing Ed and License Renewal

Once your basic training is complete there are plenty of advanced courses such as laser training or medical aesthetics to be had either in-state or out, or even online. There are no requirements for continuing education in order to maintain your IN aesthetician license but you will be required to pay a fee every four years for license renewal.

Employment after passing the exams and getting your license is readily available in Indiana. Try job search sites for an idea of what’s available in skin care careers. An esthetician’s salary in Indiana can range anywhere between $18k and $40k or more depending on experience. If you are an entrepreneur you and willing to start your own salon or chain of salons you may make much more than that every year.

Also take a look at our school costs page to get an idea how much your training will be.

Some Indiana Esthetician Schools

NameAddressCostOther Programs
Don Roberts School of Hair Design152 US-30, Schererville, 46375$14,800
Price includes books & equipment.
Cosmetology, Massage, Manicurist, Continuing Education
Fuqua Institute of Beauty Culture7061 Twin Oaks Drive Suite E Indianapolis, 46226$100- Application Fee
$5,000.00 - Tuition
Barbering, Cosmetology, Nail Technology
The Salon Professional Academy Evansville5545 Vogel Road, Evansville, 47715Total Tuition $9,975Cosmetology, Manicurist
PJS College of Cosmetology4010 South Emerson Avenue, Indianapolis, 46203Cost of Attendance: $14260.00 including enrollment fee of $100.00 and $1705.00 for books and equipment.Cosmetology, Nail Technician
Rudae's School of Beauty Culture208 West Jefferson Street, Kokomo, 46901900 Hours Tuition @ $11.32 per hours: $10,188.00
Registration fee: $100.00
Application fee: $100.00
Kits/Books/Supplies: $1,998.00
Technology Fees: $249.00
Total Cost: $12,635.00
iPad with Kit: $430.00
Total Cost with iPad: $13,065.00
Cosmetology, Manicuring
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture833 Ferry Street, Lafayette, 47901UnknownCosmetology, Barber, Manicuring, Continuing Education

Listings (continued)

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture – Indianapolis

ABC Beauty College – 2814 West 71st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46268

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture – Highland, IN

The Salon Professional Academy – Anderson

Masters of Cosmetology College – Fort Wayne

The Salon Professional Academy – Kokomo

P J’s College of Cosmetology – Carmel

P J’s College of Cosmetology – Indianapolis

Empire Beauty School – Indianapolis

Rudae’s Beauty College – Fort Wayne

Other Indiana schools for nail techs, barbers, cosmetologists.

Michigan City Beauty College – 3309 Franklin Street, Michigan City 46360

Vogue School of Beauty Culture – 301 Lincoln Way W., Mishawaka 46544 — Besides, of course, offering a complete aesthetics education Vogue prides itself on being active in the community through charity events. Recently students and staff collected more than $4,700 for a Relay for Life Cancer Drive and regularly take part in LocksofLove.

Did we miss any Indiana schools for esthetics training? Please contact us to let us know.